UK Comedy

Why Understanding Dapper Laughs Is Probably Better Than Hating Him

Stephen Hull | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hull

Like a lot of young men, Dapper Laughs needs to be brought into the fold. It's too easy, and possibly too predictable to call for him to be banned. Let's not make a marginalised hero of this guy. Why not follow him on social media so we can understand exactly what it means NOT to be a man and work back from there. Instead, why not have a truth and reconciliation agreement. Failings of the past can be admitted and forgiven, and the 1.7m audience who mistakenly clicked on 'like' can be educated and mentored in a positive way to create some real change.

Dapper Laughs May Be Sexist, But Let's Not Forget The Millions Who Helped Him Become Famous

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

This problem doesn't stop with a bunch of poorly-educated young men - as many would believe - it is also true for people in positions of power and authority, as can be clearly seen with ITV2's decision to run the first series of his show. Dapper Laughs isn't the only shining example of misogyny and violence against women to prove hugely popular of late.

Dapper Laughs' Show Has Been Cancelled - Here's The Question That Really Needs Asking

Rachel McGrath | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

Before we start the parties and congratulate everyone for whipping up a Twitter storm, there are a few things to carefully consider. Yes, ITV should have known better - but what about everyone sat at home, scrolling through Dapper's social media accounts and laughing along?

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Five: Antwerp

Kai Humphries | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Having failed with base level communication I engaged Daniel with more meaningful discussion about our respective childhoods, this topic seemed to be of interest to Daniel, I suspect this is because it gave him an opportunity to talk about himself, something he highly enjoys doing regardless of tense.

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Now Comedians Condemn Dapper Laughs As 'Gagging For Rape' Footage Emerges | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: ITV have cancelled 'Dapper Laughs' A growing list of high-profile comedians are lending their names to a statement condemning misogynistic ...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Four: Tallinn

Kai Humphries | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

As the cabin readies for take off, I have taken it upon myself, rather mischievously, to alter my subject's surroundings while he is unaware. I have lowered his tray table, elevated his arm rest, reclined his seat, unclipped his seatbelt and closed his window blind, the stewardess is heading methodically in our direction...

How Dapper Laughs Has Got It All So Wrong

Ronnie Joice | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

What my biggest problem is is that there is no redemption with Dapper Laughs. He never puts himself in any situations that undermine him. That's a big problem in comedy and I think a big underlining statement about the real man behind Dapper. He clearly sees this guy as extension of himself.

Mrs Mountable on 'The Comedy Cannibal at Large'

Nicky Clark | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Nicky Clark

As I have detailed previously to my loyal and widespread following, my loyalties to the once proud and unbowed David Cameron have taken a turn for the faltering, since I became au fait with the silver fox, and silver tongued, plain speaker Nigel Farage...

John Oliver Hates Robot Store Assistants

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Tech

Last Week Tonight has, quite frankly, taken over our evenings. As if The Bugle and the Daily Show weren't enough, John Oliver has created another outl...

Christmas Is Hell For The Man Called @JohnLewis

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

John Lewis's Christmas advert isn't fun and heartwarming for everyone. Spare a thought for the Virginia man called John Lewis, who just happens to...

Fat Isn't Funny - When Two Become One

Lynne Parker | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

I have not done this quickly either and the project is very much ongoing. Four months or thereabouts in, the benefits of being more like my former trim self are beginning to become apparent. Along with the jeans a plethora of other favourite garments banished to the nether regions of my wardrobe are now reinstated for everyday wear.

How to Name a Baby

Robbie Knox | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Robbie Knox

There are few things in life that gives the average person more power than naming a baby. You get to choose what a human being is called forever (or until they turn 16 and can change it by deed poll).

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Three: Vilnius

Kai Humphries | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

I myself am quite happily monogamous and spiritually bound to one lady, but the part of me that would like to live vicariously through Daniel on this excursion wants to fight him to the death. My disillusionment is inflated by the fact he spends his first hour of bedding down in his chambers perusing the tinder application every night before sleep consumes him...

The Secret to Younger Looking Skin? Glitter

Naomi Hefter | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

When you have your face painted as a Sugar Skull, with an electric blue wig and fairly lights piled on top of your head its always great knowing you stand out. But when you get told 'You look so amazing, the best I've ever seen you ', it's hard to take that as a complement.

Can You Spot The Famous Faces In These 13 Coffee Bean Illusions?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

Can you spot these famous faces in the coffee beans? Go on, give it a shot (get it?) but you must find them by any beans (sorry!) means necessary....

Russell Brand the Funny Little Essex Boy

Michael Spicer | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Michael Spicer

The latest manner of undermining him this week is by trolling his Twitter feed and replying 'Parklife!' to his tweets. Trolling is okay if you're trolling Russell Brand. It says so in Twitter's introductory page.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Two: Prague

Kai Humphries | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

This evening my subject got so stoned with members of the audience that when struggling to read out something from his iPhone notes, he stopped to apologise "because he couldn't read his own writing" despite the writing being that of a typed font and not his specific illegible calligraphy.

Grumpy Cat's Christmas Movie Trailer In 8 Unhappy Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Comedy

She's captured millions of fans online, and now Grumpy Cat will be scowling on an even bigger screen. Grumpy Cat's first movie, Grumpy Cat’s Wors...

Things That Turn Writers Off

Sadie Brown | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

As my budding writer displayed so beautifully in point two, text talk drives me insane. It is really so taxing to write, 'I am' as opposed to 'ima' (vomit), or another favourite among word thieves, 'yea'. I think they mean 'yeah' but by that point, I've lost interest.

Outside the Box

Brendon Burns | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Something is not quite right in the comedy clubs of the UK - increasingly I've had punters, who wanted to hear what I had to say, apologise to me on behalf of their fellow audience members because a stag do didn't know when to shut up or a drunk woman in the front row thought it was her place to insert herself into everything I was saying...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day One: Vienna

Kai Humphries | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

As we start our descent onto European soil my main anxiety is in my subject's ability to survive without 3G for an extended period of time, his systems may in fact shut down if he goes without tinder for too long, it will be my duty to usher him safely between wifi hotspots until he climatises to the change.

Nigel Farage, Andrew Lawrence and Ukip - The Biggest Whiners in Society

Lee Kern | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

When people legitimately challenged Andrew's point of view - providing him with logic, evidence and counter-argument - Andrew did what any Ukip-loving coward does - he hid behind a paranoid and imagined claim of persecution to avoid responding to the challenges leveled his way.

Halloween Was Better in the (Not So) Old Days

Ben Clarke | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Clarke

Though I'm running the risk of sounding like a person a lot older and more disillusioned with the state of this new-fangled world than myself, I will say it, HALLOWEEN IS NOT AS SCARY AS IT WAS BACK IN THE DAY! And by 'back in the day', I mean the day of the S Club 7 and constant Kenan and Kel around 10 years ago. You know what I mean though.

Professor Green, In the Study, With the Silver Bullets

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

The popular rapper Professor Green recently confessed to me that he thinks he might be a WEREWOLF!!... But first, with All Hallow's Eve this week, I thought there'd be no better time to sit down and think about my favourite monster.

Raising Girls

Shappi Khorsandi | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Shappi Khorsandi

My daughter has a fight on her hands. She won't be married off at nine or twelve. But at nine or twelve she will already be exposed to fashion aimed at her which sexualises her, she will perhaps like female pop stars whose pert bums as crucial to ticket sales as their music. She will have started to get comments, positive and negative about her face and figure. I want the sky to be the limit for both of my children, but it is already clear that my son's ambition will be celebrated and the size of his bottom under much less scrutiny.